Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Holiday Treat!

Peppermint Balls
Peppermint Balls
This is a recipe I created for Christmas a few years ago! I was trying to come up with a treat for the kids. I often make Rum Balls for the now I needed something that the kiddies could enjoy. This turned out to be a big hit with the kids AND the adults! A perfect little goodie for holiday platters!

5 cups rice crispy cereal
4 cups mini marshmallows
4 Tbls. butter
2 1/2 tsp. milk + 1 tsp. mint extract
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
6 oz. white chocolate chips
2 regular sized peppermint candy canes- crushed
36-40 mini muffin papers
Make a basic Rice Crispy Treat by melting the butter over medium heat in a very large saucepan. Add the marshmallows and stir til melted, then add in milk with mint extract. Stir again. Then add in cereal and stir til well coated. Remove from heat and work quickly with damp, oiled hands, break off a small amount of the coated cereal and form into a small ball (1" in diameter) Place the ball on a waxed paper covered cookie sheet. Continue doing this til all the balls are formed.

You should have about 36 - 40 balls. Set aside.

Now melt semi sweet chocolate in microwave according to directions on bag. Dip each ball in the chocolate and smear the chocolate all over the ball with your hands making sure to evenly but thinly coat the ball. Place back on waxed paper covered cookie sheet. Repeat this for half the balls. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over top of the balls before the balls dry. Repeat this method with the white chocolate.

When all the peppermint balls are dry, place each one in the mini paper cups. Place the peppermint balls in an air tight container. Should stay fresh for about 2 days.

Serve and enjoy!




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